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ALL FALL WREATHS AND ARRANGEMENTS ARE NOW 30% OFF PLUS ALL PUMPKINS ARE 50% OFF! COLLECT THEM NOW FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING DECORATING.
TIME FOR FEASTING!
Prepare a memorable Thanksgiving (or anytime) breakfast with Bo's Best Pancake Mix and Blackberry Patch Syrup!
Delicious, easy to prepare and LOCAL, Bo's Best will make you a star in the kitchen. Pair your pancakes with the seasonal flavors of Pumpkin Spice or Cinnamon Maple syrup, and your family and friends will stand and applaud.
Damaging frost seems to hit when we are simply not prepared! It comes when we are busy with holiday festivities, school functions, working late, and many other activities.
This year be prepared with Frost Protek Frost Covers, which are bags with drawstrings ideal for the protection of hanging baskets and container plants. Or, if your plants are in the ground, try our Frost Tents in 5 different sizes. DeWitt N-Sulate (10' x 12') can be easily draped over larger shrubs and small trees. And, we also have Frost Cloth by the foot. Be sure to remove the frost blankets during the daytime hours. If you prefer to use a spray, try Cloud Cover, Wilt Stop or FreezePruf to help protect your plants from frosty nights. (Tender succulents can be protected with frost cloth, but dislike sprays.)
Many plants need frost protection. Some frost tender plants are: Citrus, gardenia, bougainvillea, lantana, tropical hibiscus, cuphea, dwarf oleanders, many ferns and succulants to name a few.
Frost tender plants that are in pots can be pulled back close to the house under an overhang. The south side of your house is the warmest, and the north side is the coldest. The west side is warmer than the east. House walls give off more heat than unheated garage walls, and fences give little protection at all.
The very best spot for tender plants would be under an overhang next to a large window or sliding glass door. Most of the heat lost from our houses escapes via the windows. This is bad news for our heating bills but good news for tender plants.
Frost falls almost straight down. This means that plants back under a solid overhang are protected. Boston ferns hung at the edge will often be burned on the outside but fine on the inside. The same will happen to jade plants that are not tucked in far enough. If you have no porches, putting the plants under a dense evergreen tree will often be enough.
For longer term protection, build a frame and cover it with clear plastic, making sure it does not touch the leaves. Depending on the size of the plant, tomato cages work well as frames.If the plant is particularly tender, get an extension cord and rig a light in the enclosure. Outdoor Christmas lights work great too (the old fashion kind, not LED). Put them on a timer so they turn on every night without fail.
If your plants are frost-nipped in spite of your best intentions, don't be in a rush to prune off the damage. Delay pruning until after threat of frost, mid to late March in our area; the damaged tops insulate the lower parts, improving your plants' chances for a full recovery.
||With the wonderful fall weather we been experiencing, which has brought us these warm days and cool clear evenings, we can't resist the temptation to continue our outside entertaining. What better way to enjoy your outdoor living spaces than with a beautiful wrought iron fire pit. We have two styles now 30% off. Both come with spark protection screens and could warm you and your guests on the chilliest on evenings.
As the weather cools down and the rains come, Thanksgiving week is the ideal time in our area to plant bulbs for a Springtime show of beautiful flowers. We have a huge selection of tulips, hyacinths, muscari, narcissus and more. Just plant them and leave the rest of the work to Mother Nature. Many of the bulbs will naturalize by coming back year after year, with just an initial feeding of Master Nursery Bulb Food. Pick up a grow-sheet along with your favorite bulbs to learn more secrets of growing Spring flowers from Fall bulbs.
Harvest firm sprouts with crisp green leaves from the bottom first. They can be harvested by twisting off or cutting the sprouts from the stem.
Store unwashed sprouts in an airtight plastic bag in the refrigerator up to three
days. Longer than that and the sprouts will develop a strong flavor.
The sprouts should all be the same size so they will cook evenly. Yellow leaves and tiny holes can be signs of bugs or worms. If you are worried, choose bright green, compact heads, with clean white stem ends. If you're concerned that bugs may have taken up residence, soak the sprouts in a bowl of cold water for about twenty minutes to force them out.
As with cabbage, either cook Brussels sprouts very briefly or braise slowly in the oven. Cook in small amounts of fast boiling water for about three minutes until just tender. To stir-fry Brussels sprouts, slice into three or four pieces and then fry in a little oil or butter; they taste great with onions and ginger. Another great way to eat Brussels sprouts is to roll them in olive oil and bake them for about 45 minutes. They should start to get crispy on the outside and soft in the center. Sprinkle a little bit of salt and Parmesan cheese on them and they will be delicious.
Brussels sprouts are high in vitamins A and C and are a fair source of iron.